History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa

VOLUME I

 

Table of Contents

PART ONE

CHAPTER I. GEOLOGY OF WINNEBAGO, HANCOCK AND KOSSUTH COUNTIES 9
CHAPTER II. THE FIRST INHABITANTS: WINNEBAGO AND HANCOCK COUNTIES 40
CHAPTER III. THE PERIOD OF PREPARATION 61

PART TWO
WINNEBAGO COUNTY

CHAPTER I. EARLY SETTLEMENT 87
CHAPTER II. WINNEBAGO COUNTY ORGANIZED 98
CHAPTER III. TOWNSHIP HISTORY 107
CHAPTER IV. FOREST CITY 124
CHAPTER V. OTHER TOWNS AND VILLAGES 138
CHAPTER VI. EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS THE NEWSPAPERS 150
CHAPTER VII. RELIGIOUS HISTORY 166
CHAPTER VIII. MILITARY HISTORY 169
CHAPTER IX. THE BENCH AND BAR 179
CHAPTER X. THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 188
CHAPTER XI. STATISTICAL REVIEW 196
CHAPTER XII. MISCELLANEOUS 205

PART THREE
HANCOCK COUNTY

CHAPTER I. EARLY SETTLEMENT OF HANCOCK COUNTY 218
CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT 228
CHAPTER III. COUNTY SEAT HISTORY 243
CHAPTER IV. ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT OF THE TOWNSHIPS EARLY SETTLEMENT 255
CHAPTER V. TOWNS AND VILLAGES 271
CHAPTER VI. MILITARY RECORD 293
CHAPTER VII. HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN HANCOCK COUNTY 302
CHAPTER VIII. RELIGION IN HANCOCK COUNTY 310
CHAPTER IX. HANCOCK COUNTY JOURNALISM 320
CHAPTER X. THE BENCH AND BAR 328
CHAPTER XI. THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 335
CHAPTER XII. MISCELLANEOUS 339
CHAPTER XIII. CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY 348

 

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No history of Winnebago county would be complete without extended reference to Robert Clark, whose name is inseparably interwoven with the story of development, progress and improvement here. It was he who perfected the organization of the county, serving as the first county judge. He laid out the town of Forest City, became its first postmaster and was connected with every phase of its growth and improvement from that time until his demise. The present generation is reaping the benefits of his labors and for future development he laid a foundation that is broad, deep and substantial.